Note from Pauline Durban, founder of Covered Perfectly. Terri does great reviews and this one is no different. I love the way she has styled the wrap over top.
Over to Terri
Hmmm…when a new top grabs me, I have questions. Do I like it enough to wear for a few years? How many ways can I wear it with what I already have in my closet? Well made/designed well? What’s the texture…how does the fabric feel? Does it compliment my body?
I don’t usually ask if it’s going to make me look like I’m about five pounds thinner. But that is what Covered Perfectly’s Wrap Over Top seems to do for me. So I am pretty enthusiastic about this terrific top.
Pauline has ingeniously combined the right elements to create one of the most flattering tops in my closet. The Wrap Over Top has an elongated length that is finished off with a wide ruched band at the bottom. That along with the cross over wrapped front works to thin and lengthened the torso. The blouson effect over the band also hides the tummy area perfectly. This top is magic!
Given that I’m a natural color lover, I picked my Wrap-Over Top in the Ivory. It also comes in blue, purple (Love, Love, Love!) and black.
It is sized generously but I still ordered mine in large and am very happy with the fit. The sizes come in S-2XL, so a size for most everyone.
The Wrap-Over Top is 96% Micromodal and 6% Spandex. Pauline makes all of her garments in the United States. But the super-soft, luxurious MicroModal® comes from Austria. It is a completely natural material made from European beechwood. The composition makes it a breathable fabric and just feels absolutely luxurious. The people who produce Micromodal claim that it is made in an ecologically sustainable way.
I’ve styled my top four different ways, two with skirts and two with pants.
I’ve combined my Cross-Over top with Covered Perfectly’s A-Line Cheetah print skirt (now on sale) and will be wearing this combo from Spring to Fall. Other additions are an Anthony Luciano’s Megan Hobo bag (eBay), Steve Madden’s tan ankle tie suede shoes, and a long pendant necklace from Kansas City designer Ngan Vuong.
I have a feeling this is going to be my uniform for Spring 2020: I just feel very chic when wearing this combination. Adding a pair of skinny black jeans, some heeled open toed Unisa booties (no longer available) and a black and crème Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (last season) create a simple but strong statement–easily copied I think.
I can even wear my Cross-Over top in the winter! I added a thrifted cheetah scarf, a brown leather skirt (Poshmark), a pair of Rebecca Minkoff booties (old from her site) and my brown leather bag (years ago from T.J. Maxx). When it gets colder, I can throw on my thrifted (& made in the USA) camel jacket.
My final style is for spring/summer. I’ve combined straw, wood, and faux tortoiseshell for a polished look. The oversized blue/tortoise/gold necklace, from T.J Maxx, is always a hard one to match with a top. But I think this goes very well. The clutch (optional cross-over bag) is a vintage Rodo from eBay and the sandals are second hand Martha Davis also from eBay. My wood/brass wide bangle is thrifted.
Finally, I wanted to point out the attention to detail that Pauline gives her garments. The back of the Wrap-Over Top has a back neck yoke. This gives the top extra strength to support the layers of fabric in front. Being a seamstress myself, details like this suggest a well-thought-out garment.
The Cross-Over micro-model top is a multi-season winner. The price is $59.95. Being an affiliate of Covered Perfectly, my readers get a 20% discount. That makes it $47.96 and there is free shipping for orders over $47.00. Remember, all of Covered Perfectly is made in the USA.
If it doesn’t fit or you don’t like it, just return it within 45 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange.
As mentioned above, MeadowTree Style readers receive a 20% discount. Use the discount code MTS20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. The discount will apply up to two items. Or you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free, any combination.
Thanks to Covered Perfectly for collaborating on this post. Pauline did provide me this top for my honest opinion and this post does contain affiliate links, which generates a few pennies for MeadowTree Style.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed my review and ideas for wearing this nicely versatile, flattering top that has such a luxurious feel to it. I might add that Pauline designs with us classically aged women in mind.
Take care, everyone. Until next time…stay creative.
Run over to Covered Perfectly to check out all the new styles and some beautiful classic ones. If you fall in love with anything, don’t forget to use my code MTS20 for your discount.